Londonderry, New Hampshire – A small plane crashed in a residential neighborhood in Londonderry, New Hampshire on Friday morning, according to authorities. The incident occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m., just southwest of Manchester Boston Regional Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed.
Deputy Fire Chief Philip LeBlanc stated that the plane went down in the wooded area behind 5 Colonial Drive. The pilot, who was the only person on board, was operating a twin prop Beechcraft 99 cargo plane departing from Manchester and en route to Presque Isle International Airport in Maine.
Fortunately, the pilot was conscious when first responders extracted him from the wreckage. He sustained serious injuries and was promptly transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. As of now, no further details about the pilot’s condition have been disclosed.
Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will conduct an investigation to determine the cause of the crash. Meanwhile, the Londonderry Fire Department has remained on the scene to assist the Department of Environmental Services and the NTSB in addressing a potential fuel hazmat issue arising from the crash.
The crash has caused concern and prompted the local authorities to ensure the safety and well-being of the residential neighborhood affected by the incident. As the investigation unfolds, residents will be eagerly awaiting updates on the situation.